• Holistix is changing to ‘Right for Children’

    Holistix will go down on 5th April. Practitioners are being guided to the new IT platform ‘Right for Children’. This new platform will go live on 10th April. All existing users will be migrated to the new system. All existing assessments will also be migrated over, but as a read-only version. ‘Right for Children’ Quick Reference Continue reading →

  • Early Help – Child’s Journey

    Early Help is not a service that people refer into; this is about partners managing what they do every day and working together in order to support families and children. It is what practitioners are already doing, supporting families and looking to partners for help with this. It is about making sure we talk to Continue reading →

  • Caterpillars brushing their teeth

      Colyton Caterpillars have been focusing on Dental Health with some fun activities Drawing bugs on our teeth which promotes our fine motor skill development   Brushing our bugs away and promoting hand eye coordination, fine and gross motor skill development, listening and attention skills and oral health understanding   Brushing our teeth nice and clean, Continue reading →

  • Ofsted Document Updates

      The following Ofsted documents related to the inspection of Early years providers have been updated to reflect the fact that from April 2017 inspections will be undertaken by  inspectors employed directly by Ofsted and not by third party organisations: Inspecting registered early years providers: guidance for inspectors Inspecting registered childcare providers: framework Inspecting registered Continue reading →

  • Apprenticeships – Information for early years settings

    The government are introducing a new apprenticeship levy for large employers to fund apprenticeship training, different funding arrangements for small employers, a Public Sector Duty and Target and changes to the qualifications themselves, including the opportunity to use them for existing as well as new staff. More information on how this relates to early years Continue reading →

  • Annual Survey of Providers 2017 – The results are in…

      Thank you to all of you who completed the Annual Survey of Providers 2017. The responses to the survey have now been analysed and can be found in the Annual Survey of Providers 2017 Analysis Key Findings are: 75.1% of all providers responded to the Annual Survey of Providers. There was a response rate Continue reading →

  • Child Sexual Abuse – The Brook Tool

    This is a highly acclaimed Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool  which supports professionals working with children and young people by helping them to identify and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours. It is designed to: help professionals categorise the sexual behaviours of  children and young people make decisions about safeguarding children and young people assess and Continue reading →

  • Launch of Tax-Free Childcare

    UK families will soon see bills cut as the date is announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare. For more information please see: http://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-families-will-soon-see-bills-cut-as-date-announced-for-the-launch-of-tax-free-childcare

  • Childcare Choices – New government website for parents

    This week, the HM Government Childcare Service has introduced its Childcare Choices website: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk This website brings together all the government childcare offers for the first time, helping parents find the right childcare support to suit them. A toolkit has been created to provide you with all the information you need to know on Childcare Continue reading →